June 12, 2007

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Mahogany Federal Period Sofa with Carving
by the magnificent Architect and Craftsman:
Samuel McIntire


Executed in the Hepplewhite Style being supported by square tapered legs.

Motifs were all illustrated in London Design books of the Federal Period from which McIntire often selected ideas.


The crest rail is set with a basket of foliage, fruit and flowers on a star punched field above a serpentine seat flanked by scrolled arms with waterleaf carving and rosette terminals.

Bottom of Sofa Corner Blocks


Walnut Georgian Slant Lid Desk


Federal Period Lamont Family Secretary   


O/C by Paul Strisik


19th Century English Dessert Service   


Pediment Carving, 17th Century Situla, Early Brass Scribe's Kit 


18th Century Maple Chest on Chest


Queen Anne-style Chair, Top Hat and Case, Jersey Islands Tall Clock (Jean Gruchy), Imari Wares

Rare Late Federal Boston Library Cabinet


Period Hessian Soldier Andirons


Trompe l'Oeil by Aurelio Zingoni


Rouge Marble Mantel Garniture 


We invite you to join us for this very special evening of Fine & Important Antiques

A Fine Estate Auction


Plus Paintings & Prints, Silver, Oriental Rugs, Decorative Accessories, Jewelry, Porcelain, Fine & Leather Books and More...

Just a sampling:
FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS:  Rare and Important Mahogany Federal Period Sofa with Carving by Samuel McIntire, Line Inlaid Mahogany, Federal Glazed Top Lamont Family Secretary, Antique Tiger Maple Corner Cupboard, Rare Mahogany Boston Breakfront Library Cabinet, Early Bird's-eye Maple Dining Table, Assembled Set of 10 Georgian Shield Back Chairs… PAINTINGS AND PRINTS:  Two Signed Cowboy Etchings by Edward Borein, American Cottage Landscape by Gustav Wiegand, Winter Landscape Skating Scene by Anton Doll, Floral Watercolor by Mabel BragdonSILVER:  Six Piece Gorham Tea Service, Urn-form Georgian-style Coffee Service, Selection of Cobalt Lined Salts and Spoons, Painting… PORCELAINS:  Large Meiji Period Imari Hall Vase, Meiji Period Imari Garden Barrel, Chinese Export Wares including Brush Pot, Armorial…. RUGS AND TEXTILES:  Selection of Oriental Rugs and Carpets. BOOKS:  Autographed Poetical Works of John Galsworthy and John Masefield, Morocco Bound Set of Waverly Novels, Works of James Russell Lowell and Maria Lowell, Bound Architectural Volume Dated…. DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES AND JEWELRY:  Aaron Willard Painted Clock Face, Oriental Tole Decorated Tea Bin, Early Painted Storage Box, Decorated Trencher, Watch Safe, Pair of Early Epaulettes, 1914 Plates, Rose Canton Shrimp and Hot Water Plates, Rose Medallion Jar, Selection of Canton, Limoges Platter, etc…

Tuesday June 12 at 6 PM - Preview 2:00 - 6:00

Woodman's "Essex Room", Rte 133/Main St., Essex, Mass.
Call: 978 768 6233 for information

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Antique & Fine Art Auctioneers & Appraisers
164 Main Street
Essex, Massachusetts 01929

PH/FAX 978 768 6233
Robert E. Landry
Auctioneer’s License #283


This extraordinary McIntire sofa is being offered for sale for the first time since it was originally purchased as furnishing for a family homestead in Boxford, Massachusetts when a member of the family, Jacob Peabody,  moved back from Salem in the early years of the 19th Century.

This is the second time Landry's has sold a McIntire sofa. Previously a Sheraton-style example was sold in 1968 at the DeWitt Scoville Clark sale in Salem. Keen interest in the sofa is anticipated in light of the fact that a major retrospective of Samuel McIntire's work will be offered at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem from October 13, 2007 through February 24, 2008.

There will also be an inlaid mahogany glazed flip lid secretary on long legs from the early Federal Period as well as a rare Boston late Federal breakfront library cabinet.